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wantrelief

Wishing the best for you, PB!  

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Hibari

You are taking brave steps PB and you are not alone. 

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Altostrata
On 12/12/2018 at 10:17 AM, powerback said:

HI Alto ,im going with the switch tomorrow.

in regards to [25mg ] with 2mg Prozac ,will I do this for no more than 4 days and then be on 4mg of Prozac from then on .Thanks in advance .

I've evaluated my options and it needs to be tried . 

 

Please let us know how you're doing, pb.

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On ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 5:12 PM, Altostrata said:

This is an ideal time to initiate a switch to Prozac, adding 2mg to the full Effexor 37.5mg capsule for 3 days, then take 2 of the Effexor mini-tablets (25mg) and make up the rest with 2mg Prozac.

 

You'll need to request a prescription for liquid Prozac right away. If you cannot get liquid, you can make a liquid yourself, see Tips for tapering off Prozac (fluoxetine) Be sure to get a 5mL oral syringe from the pharmacist.

 

There may be bumps -- or not, you may feel relief. Please let us know how you're doing.

This is an ideal time to initiate a switch to Prozac, adding 2mg to the full Effexor 37.5mg capsule for 3 days, then take 2 of the Effexor mini-tablets (25mg) and make up the rest with 2mg Prozac.

 

Hi Alto im going into Day 4 tomorrow of switch .forgive me im tired and brain fatigued .

on day 4 I will be taking 4mg of Prozac with 2 mini tablets [25mg],this is how im interpreting the above quote .am I correct ?.

Thanks in advance .take care.

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Altostrata

Yes, take 2 of the Effexor mini-tablets (25mg) with 4mg Prozac. You are lowering the Effexor while increasing Prozac.

 

In a few days, you'd drop another Effexor mini-tablet, and take one mini-tablet with 4mg Prozac. If all is well, drop the last mini-tablet a few days after that, and increase Prozac to 5mg total.

 

What are you taking now? How do you feel? Do you feel better or worse than when you were on all venlafaxine?

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8 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Yes, take 2 of the Effexor mini-tablets (25mg) with 4mg Prozac. You are lowering the Effexor while increasing Prozac.

 

In a few days, you'd drop another Effexor mini-tablet, and take one mini-tablet with 4mg Prozac. If all is well, drop the last mini-tablet a few days after that, and increase Prozac to 5mg total.

 

What are you taking now? How do you feel? Do you feel better or worse than when you were on all venlafaxine?

Sound alto thanks for that ,im no better really or worse ,ile keep my notes and see in 4 or 5 days how it pans out .

For 3 days I took 2mg prozac with 37.5 effexor.today is the first day of 25mg effexor with 4 mg prozac .

Ide imagine ile have to notice a pretty bad reaction to abondon the switch.

At the momment I have racing/intrusive thoughts but they were pretty much always there .

I didnt forsee the unpleasant taste of the liquid ha .

Take care .

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Steve61

Good luck PB. I think that you had to try something new. Praying for you mate. You can do this !

Steve

 

 

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powerback
1 hour ago, Steve61 said:

Good luck PB. I think that you had to try something new. Praying for you mate. You can do this !

Steve

 

 

hi steve  cheers ,im under no illusion this is the silver bullet solution ,im just hoping it doesn't go very bad .as of now im not going near Effexor again ,so unless ive a serious reaction to Prozac ,ile stay on it for at least 6 months .I hope in the future others will take into account all variables in there personal life before coming off a drug.i simply didn't have an environment for peace and relaxation .your living arrangements has to be one of the biggest factors for healing I think .anyway all on me even before withdrawal .  

Take care. 

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Steve61
22 minutes ago, powerback said:

hi steve  cheers ,im under no illusion this is the silver bullet solution ,im just hoping it doesn't go very bad .as of now im not going near Effexor again ,so unless ive a serious reaction to Prozac ,ile stay on it for at least 6 months .I hope in the future others will take into account all variables in there personal life before coming off a drug.i simply didn't have an environment for peace and relaxation .your living arrangements has to be one of the biggest factors for healing I think .anyway all on me even before withdrawal .  

Take care. 

From what I’ve read, I think that you got the short straw with your ad. One of the hardest to come off by all accounts. Good luck in changing to Prozac .

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btdt

Hope this crossover works for you pb... all the best B

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powerback
5 hours ago, btdt said:

Hope this crossover works for you pb... all the best B

hI B thanks for your support , your very kind .me also that's for sure .

How you these days ,hope life is kind to you .

Take care.

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Carmie

Hi Powerback, 

 

Just wanted to see how your mood is lately. Are you still feeling fragile emotionally?

 

Hope all goes well with your latest changes. 

 

Sending hugs🤗

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Hi ,Thursday I halved 25mg ven with 4mg Prozac ,from vast disgusting experience I am experiencing significant symptoms since yesterday ,I started the bridge 9 days ago. .I cant keep taking the meds together  indefinitely[2 weeks max ive read ]  so Im wondering about dropping the last small tablet  in a few days and taking 6mg Prozac .its pretty bad .

input from mods or anyone greatly welcomed .

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powerback

never give in .must be listened with stereo earphones for benefit .

 

 

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 7:57 AM, Carmie said:

Hi Powerback, 

 

Just wanted to see how your mood is lately. Are you still feeling fragile emotionally?

 

Hope all goes well with your latest changes. 

 

Sending hugs🤗

Thanks carmie ,your very kind .

Hugs right back at you 🙏.

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Hibari

Please know I'm thinking of you and empathize with everything you are going through. 

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powerback
11 hours ago, Hibari said:

Please know I'm thinking of you and empathize with everything you are going through. 

Thanks Hibari ,same to you .

Take care.

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Steve61

Hi PB. Just wanted  to drop by to wish you a peaceful Christmas. Hope that things are picking up for you. I must admit that I am dreading it this year. Just don’t like the extra stress, extra people etc. Makes my social anxiety 100 times worse. 

Good Luck

Steve

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51 minutes ago, Steve61 said:

Hi PB. Just wanted  to drop by to wish you a peaceful Christmas. Hope that things are picking up for you. I must admit that I am dreading it this year. Just don’t like the extra stress, extra people etc. Makes my social anxiety 100 times worse. 

Good Luck

Steve

Sound steve thanks same to you ,dont buy into the hype ,stick with the pleasantries .be aware if your geting overwhelmed and ground yourself .I have the energy to get all the windows cleaned today ,itl do until summer lol.

Take care 👍.

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Steve61
24 minutes ago, powerback said:

Sound steve thanks same to you ,dont buy into the hype ,stick with the pleasantries .be aware if your geting overwhelmed and ground yourself .I have the energy to get all the windows cleaned today ,itl do until summer lol.

Take care 👍.

That’s great PB. You must be feeling a bit better then, mate. I’m really happy for you.

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31 minutes ago, Steve61 said:

That’s great PB. You must be feeling a bit better then, mate. I’m really happy for you.

Today is better than yesterday thats for sure ,we keep on trucking.

Peace and take care .

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Andie

How are you feeling PB?

 

I’m preparing for myself for a switch after this long hold is over.

I’m hoping I won’t have to do it, but being realistic I may not be able to reduce any further using my current method. 

 

Happy Christmas to you. 

 

A

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2 hours ago, Andie said:

How are you feeling PB?

 

I’m preparing for myself for a switch after this long hold is over.

I’m hoping I won’t have to do it, but being realistic I may not be able to reduce any further using my current method. 

 

Happy Christmas to you. 

 

A

Hi Andie .how I feel depends on the barometer of what I can do.

Today was a decent day ,on the go since 8am  but massive fatigue hit me at 3pm.

In a few weaks ile see how switch goes .but I am forced into it .

 

Keep asking mods for help with taper because a switch is far from the answer.

im desparate for way too long.

Happy Christmas to you also 👍.

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dj2010
6 hours ago, powerback said:

Sound steve thanks same to you ,dont buy into the hype ,stick with the pleasantries .be aware if your geting overwhelmed and ground yourself .I have the energy to get all the windows cleaned today ,itl do until summer lol.

Take care 👍.

 

Wow Pb impressed, you are doing so well with the bridge, 

 

Merry Christmas, I know next year will be a much better year for you,

 

keep it up👍

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Leo1983

PB im over the moon for you pal.

 

Just something to keep in mind. Prozac is activating for a while and then drops off and levels out eventually.

 

Just keep this in mind so if it does you can say yep well im not bothered as i knew this could happen. 

 

Take care

 

Merry xmas.

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peng

PB

Wanting to do stuff is a good sign, I have found!  Make the most of it.

Best wishes.

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powerback
On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 6:10 PM, dj2010 said:

 

Wow Pb impressed, you are doing so well with the bridge, 

 

Merry Christmas, I know next year will be a much better year for you,

 

keep it up👍

thanks DJ same to you mate ,hope your  trip went ok .

Im up and down ,all over the place really .

Talk soon .

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On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 6:15 PM, Leo1983 said:

PB im over the moon for you pal.

 

Just something to keep in mind. Prozac is activating for a while and then drops off and levels out eventually.

 

Just keep this in mind so if it does you can say yep well im not bothered as i knew this could happen. 

 

Take care

 

Merry xmas.

Merry xmas also leo .

Im not going much further past 5mg for a while .

I see on your thread you drank ,don't be like me and pushing things to misery when they don't need to be .depending on how much you drank this could knock you back a good bit .I had a binge eating session myself today ,juice cleanse tomorrow lol.

 AS for family and external influences ,this is your body ,don't let anyone else cloud your judgement .

7months is still early days for withdrawl but you are the only one than can know when it becomes untenable.

Take care and enjoy holiday season 👍 .

 

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On ‎12‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 10:50 AM, peng said:

PB

Wanting to do stuff is a good sign, I have found!  Make the most of it.

Best wishes.

Ah hi peng ,any snow in Scotland ,just wet I think .

the want to do things never left me ,not being  able and the acceptance of being handicaped  is always the hardest ,I've doors to hang and steps to build but the motivation isn't there so ile get my uncle to help ,the ego is taking a thrashing lol.

This year doing anything while severely impaired  but still doing it anyway has caused problems ,the worst when I sliced my leg open ,it seems a certain part of my brain for concentration is gone .it could be the extreme anxiety ,this is bound to cut off the solving problems part of the brain .I have often over thought something to the point of paralysis .

Hope your well my friend ,enjoy the rest of the  holiday season .

Take care .

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On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 10:43 AM, Steve61 said:

Hi PB. Just wanted  to drop by to wish you a peaceful Christmas. Hope that things are picking up for you. I must admit that I am dreading it this year. Just don’t like the extra stress, extra people etc. Makes my social anxiety 100 times worse. 

Good Luck

Steve

Made a conscious decision to leave the house yesterday [2 hours] ,I've barely gone for my walks  in months ,I couldn't face visitors ,my partners family .she understood ,she rang me to say they had gone but I was glad I got out .

Hope its been ok for you steve.

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apace41

PB,

 

Happy holidays.  You, like many of us, are hesitant to ever suggest there is some improvement for fear that the Antidepressant Gods will come down on you with the wrath and fury we all fear.  I get the "fear of the jinx" as I've never been one to acknowledge any improvement (not that there's been a ton to write home about).  Nevertheless, based solely on the tenor of your posts, I am willing to surmise that you are seeing just the slightest of improvement that is giving you some of that ever elusive "hope."  If what I surmise is even remotely accurate, I'm pleased for you as you have certainly been through the wringer.

 

My wishes for improvement in 2019.

 

Best,

 

Andy

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50 minutes ago, apace41 said:

Nevertheless, based solely on the tenor of your posts, I am willing to surmise that you are seeing just the slightest of improvement that is giving you some of that ever elusive "hope." 

 

And over the Christmas period too, when many members notice their symptoms increasing because of the additional stress.

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Altostrata

It takes at least 4 days for most antidepressants to ramp up to a steady level in the bloodstream. Because Prozac has a longer half-life than other antidepressants, it can take more than a week to ramp up to full effect.

 

You are now feeling the effect of the Prozac you took at the beginning of the switch, which sounds like it's working.

 

How are you feeling now, what is your drug mix?

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11 hours ago, Altostrata said:

It takes at least 4 days for most antidepressants to ramp up to a steady level in the bloodstream. Because Prozac has a longer half-life than other antidepressants, it can take more than a week to ramp up to full effect.

 

You are now feeling the effect of the Prozac you took at the beginning of the switch, which sounds like it's working.

 

How are you feeling now, what is your drug mix?

Hi ALto,as from yesterday morning im on only 5mg prozac ,today is day 14 of switch

.im all over the place to be honest .

Vertigo today,,venlefax withdrawal .

Serious tension in kneck,shoulders.

My appetite us through the roof .

I believe prozac is holding off the worst of it .

Im still very far from ok .the next week will be interesting .

Thanks and take Care.

 

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13 hours ago, apace41 said:

PB,

 

Happy holidays.  You, like many of us, are hesitant to ever suggest there is some improvement for fear that the Antidepressant Gods will come down on you with the wrath and fury we all fear.  I get the "fear of the jinx" as I've never been one to acknowledge any improvement (not that there's been a ton to write home about).  Nevertheless, based solely on the tenor of your posts, I am willing to surmise that you are seeing just the slightest of improvement that is giving you some of that ever elusive "hope."  If what I surmise is even remotely accurate, I'm pleased for you as you have certainly been through the wringer.

 

My wishes for improvement in 2019.

 

Best,

 

Andy

HI andy happy holidays also .yesterday my mood was toxic most of the day and got better in the evening so we will see what time brings .

I appreciate your encouraging post .

Take care .

 

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